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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Adopted Dog Finds Happy Home...And He's My Cousin!

Hey, speaking of adopting dogs... here's a wonderful and personal (to Parental Unit and me) adopted dog story. I'd like to introduce you all to my cousin Beaux-he's a Black Lab and Irish Setter Mix and his rescue has an interesting twist.

Beaux lounging in his new forever home

For the first year and a half of his life, Beaux was living with a family that included several Springer Spaniels. Unfortunately, his owner suddenly passed away, leaving Beaux and his Springer Spaniel siblings homeless. A local Springer Spaniel Rescue took in his siblings, but didn't have the space or the money to handle Beaux, so a Cocker Spaniel rescue group took him in rather than see him go to the pound. And that's where Parental Unit's cousins come in-they had lost their Golden Retriever a year earlier and weren't sure they wanted another dog just yet...but Beaux's picture on the Cocker Spaniel rescue's website won both my cousin and his wife over immediately-he's a real handsome fella, isn't he?

O.K. here's the inside scoop: Parental Unit's cousin, Ralph, was perusing his Company's classifieds when he happened upon Beaux's picture, which he sent to his wife, Martha, just so she could see what a good-lookin' dog he was...or so he thought. Ralph promptly left for a short business trip, which just happened to be around the time of his birthday...and guess who greeted him at the door when he came home?

That was just a year ago, and now two and a half year old Beaux has settled nicely into his new home. It seems that Beaux was a tad overweight when he came to live with his new family, tipping the scales at a whopping 90 pounds! But with lots of exercise and the right diet, he now weighs in at a very respectable 75 pounds.

( Don't tell Parental Unit I'm saying this, but maybe she should go live with her cousins for a year-15 pounds is exactly how much weight she has to lose...)

Here's another picture of smiling Beaux.

P.S. Parental Unit is hoping that each of our 152 followers will write a short post on their blog by September 19th, mentioning the Pedigree Adoption Drive detailed in Sunday's post, below. Now, we're not great at math, but when Pedigree donates 20 pounds of dog food to shelters across the country for each post written, we think that equals 3, 040 pounds of dog food generated from this blog, alone!
We would be extremely thankful...and so would a lot of homeless dogs!

As always, thanks for your support.


houndstooth said...

Our post is all ready for Friday! ;)

That's so cool that Beaux found his perfect home so close to you!


sagechronicles said...

I just posted!

What a great story and a cool ending for Beaux.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khousin Merdie SO approves of Beaux's pose!

We'll be mentioning it on Thursday - our traditional day fur thinking and thankful stuffs!

PeeEssWoo: Reskhues Rokhk!

Lola said...

That's a wonderful story and Beau is beautiful. I do plan on writing a post but I have to admit it's not done yet. I sure do hope to get it done and up by the 19th.

lotsa licks, Lola

El'bow and Hauwii said...

what a super duper story ;D

El'bow & Hauwii

Priscilla said...

Thanks for sharing the story, it's wonderful. So glad that Beaux found a lovely home at last!!!

Pup Fan said...

Yay - so happy for Beaux and his new family! :)

Jake of Florida said...

What a happy ending story! Because our secretary's been selfishly absorbed with her own stuff in the past month, we missed your blog about the Pedigree Adoption -- but she agreed to check it out now.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

April said...

following your from welcome wednesday. love your blog!!



Terry said...

I loved that story...

I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. I would appreciate it if you could stop over and follow me back.

I am giving a Halloween Apron away to one of my followers 10/5

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is a really cool blog!
I am going to post about Pedigree...My little Zacky was adopted :)
Following you back!
You are doing a great job :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bocci!
Thanks for sharing Beaux's story!
I am happy for him and his family!
Kisses and hugs

K-9 Katastrophe said...

He is so handsome!


Martha and Bailey said...

What a handsome doggie! We think all that food being donated is wonderful!
We will certianly get a post ready.
Nice to meet you
Martha and Bailey xxx

Martha and Bailey said...

ps we would have become a new follower but unfortunately blogger is not letting us right now......!

Bocci said...

Thanks Martha and Bailey! Please try again to become an official Follower-we'd love to have ya!

AFSS said...

We are going to look at Sunday's post so we can help. ~Fenris & his cats

Renee DeMartin said...

Cool rescue for cousin Ralphie! Great idea for weight loss.....
I figured out the photo conundrum when I put your blog up as a link
on my facebook page.

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